Sunday, February 5, 2012

RA/Lab Manager Job Opportunity at NYU

 Applications are invited for a an RA/Lab Manager (NYU title: “junior research scientist”) position in an NIH-funded research project in the Acoustic Phonetics and Perception Lab ( at NYU in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Research in the lab focuses on the effects of talker variability on speech perception and language processing in children and adults. This funded project will also explore the relationships between the experimental tasks and standardized measures of language ability, nonverbal cognition, and memory. 
The research scientist will work closely with the PI on a regular basis, but will also be required to work independently. The position involves a wide variety of responsibilities including subject running and recruitment, stimulus development, experiment implementation and execution, administration of standardized tests for language and non-verbal cognition, data analysis, preparing and renewing IRB protocols, and minor administrative work. The position will provide some interaction with both typically developing school-age children and those with language impairments. It will also provide training in some basic statistical analysis, speech recording, and acoustic analysis.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, linguistics, speech & hearing sciences, or a related field, with a solid background (coursework or otherwise) in research methods, design, and testing.  The ideal candidate will be hardworking, reliable, and energetic, with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. S/he must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, seek assistance when appropriate, and be able to work with a diverse group of people. Prior experience with EPrime and Excel is preferred, but not required. The candidate must be proficient in Windows based applications. Good written and oral communication skills are important assets.
A minimum one year commitment is required for this part-time (~20hr/week) position. The position is available starting January 2012. Interested candidates should email (i) a letter outlining their background and interests, (ii) their CV/resume, and (iii) the names and contact information for three references to Susannah Levi at Questions about the position are welcome.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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